News

2019 Apple Award Winners

June 6, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: On June 5 at 7:00pm, the Numerica Performing Arts Center announced the winners of the first annual APPLE AWARDS, a ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating high school students and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theatre, sponsored by Davis Arneil Law Firm.

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL

  • Mason Atwood – How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

  • Nathan Hagan – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL

  • Aracely Renteria – Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

  • Emma Skylstad – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST

  • Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School

OUTSTANDING OVERALL PLAY

  • Play On, Cashmere High School

OUTSTANDING OVERALL MUSICAL

  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School

 

Each participant was assessed by a group of volunteer evaluators known as “The Apple Academy,” who have been selected to participate based on their experience and understanding of the performing arts. The evaluation criteria places value on creativity and achievement, taking into account unique resources and production challenges. The nominees and award recipients were not determined by any members of the Numerica Performing Arts Center staff or board of directors.

Additionally, each school’s director(s) had the opportunity to honor two individuals of their choice with a DIRECTOR’S AWARD:

  • Sarah Pinneo and Kelsea Turner, Cascade High School
  • Ani Hartwich and Korbyn Smith, Cashmere High School
  • Isaiah De Los Santos and Sydney Ferari-Zimmerman, Eastmont High School
  • Sylvia Hwang and Casia Logan, Wenatchee High School

Rounding out the evening, Numerica Credit Union presented the first Numerica Theatre Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship for a high school senior who has been positively impacted by their involvement in theatre arts. Sarah Bersch from Wenatchee High School, was recognized as the 2019 scholarship recipient. She will be attending Central Washington University in the fall.

The mission of the Apple Awards is to recognize unique talents within our communities, promote the arts to a broader audience, increase the depth of appreciation to existing audiences, and encourage the continued development of exceptional performers.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

Hands On A Hardbody Tickets On Sale Now

June 4, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA: Tickets are on sale now to the Numerica Performing Arts Center’s 2019 Hot August Nights production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Producers Don Fox and Jaime Donegan will lead a local cast in 12 performances of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical sponsored by Dr. Tom and Vicki Michael. The show will run for three weeks: August 1-3, 7-10, 14-17 with Wednesday and Thursday performances at 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00pm, and a matinee on August 10 at 2:00pm.

For ten Texans who are down on their luck, the chance for a new life is only fifty-some hours and a hardbody truck away. This musical comedy is based on the 1997 documentary “Hands on a Hard Body”, which tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. With tuneful country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics by the band Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody explores a diverse cross-section of a small-town Texas community, including a Jesus-loving Norma Valverde and injured and out-of-work J.D. to boastful former winner Benny and hopeful dreamer Kelli. Each character has their own vision for the realization of their American Dream – and they’ll keep their hands on it as long as they can.

Hot August Nights is known for its unique seating – and audiences can expect the same intimate experience for Hands On A Hardbody. Set entirely on the Numerica PAC stage in the round, ticket prices are $29-$43.

For information and tickets, visit www.numericapac.org, call 509-663-ARTS, or visit the Numerica PAC box office at the Stanley Civic Center on Wenatchee Avenue. Summer hours are 12pm – 5pm. Support for Hands On A Hardbody is provided by Avalon Music, North 40 Productions, Beckstead Electric, Dave & Sandy Gellatly, Nick McLean Real Estate Group, Gil & Kay Sparks, Vern Smith, Warm Springs Inn & Winery, Adele Wolford, and KOHO 101.

Hands on a Hardbody book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

NEW Twilight Theatre in the Courtyard

May 29, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA:  Full Circle Theatre Company and Numerica Performing Arts Center have partnered to present the first annual Twilight Theatre production, THE TEMPEST. The William Shakespeare play will be performed by a local cast in the Numerica PAC courtyard on July 11-13 & 18-20 starting at 7:30pm, directed by Pete Kappler. Tickets are on sale now.

Exiled on an enchanted island for 12 years, former Duke of Milan, Prospero, uses magic to conjure a storm and exact revenge on his enemies. While dispensing justice, the island becomes a wondrous playground for romance, trickery, and spectacle as worlds collide and families are reunited.

Full Circle Theatre Company announces the cast for The Tempest:

  • PROSPERO: Megan Kappler
  • MIRANDA: Emma Standerford
  • ARIEL: Karen Kunkel
  • FERDINAND: Jacob Scott
  • ALONSO: TJ Farrell
  • ANTONIO: Bettina Ryan
  • SEBASTIAN: Marie Scanlon
  • GONZALO: Marile Sexson-Kunkel
  • ADRIAN: Jessie Swider
  • STEPHANO: Matt Cadman
  • TRINCULO: Ernest Palmer
  • CALIBAN: Patrick Ryan

Tickets for this Twilight Theatre production are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors & students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center. Seating is general admission. This show is made possible by Dave & Linda Herald, Vern & Julie Smith, Avalon Music, Cynthia Brown, Jaime Donegan, Scott Isaacson, and Adele Wolford.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

2019 Apple Awards

On June 5 at 7:00pm, the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host the first APPLE AWARDS, an annual ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating individuals and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theatre. Winners from 7 categories will be announced, entertainment will be provided by Music Theatre of Wenatchee and Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, and a recipient of the Numerica Theatre Scholarship will be recognized. Tickets for the event are on sale now, sponsored by Davis Arneil Law Firm.

Below are the nominees for the 2019 Apple Awards:

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMER IN A MUSICAL

  • Mason Atwood – How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School
  • Riley Bergan – Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School
  • Landon Davies – Once Upon a Mattress, Cascade High School
  • Hope Erdmann – Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School
  • Olive Ryan – You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Wenatchee High School

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMER IN A PLAY

  • Nathan Hagan – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School
  • Faith Kruse – Play On!, Cashmere High School
  • Kelsea Turner – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School
  • Sam Wilson – Play on!, Cashmere High School

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMER IN A MUSICAL

  • Sarah Bersch – How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School
  • Ellie Camp – Once Upon a Mattress, Cascade High School
  • Chloe Forsyth – Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School
  • Brianna Hughes – Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School
  • Rhawnie Jones – Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School
  • Grace Orallo – You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Wenatchee High School
  • Zane Priebe – Once Upon a Mattress, Cascade High School
  • Aracely Renteria – Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School
  • Coby Russel – Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School
  • Carson Zehnder – How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMER IN A PLAY

  • Gabby Kennedy – Play On!, Cashmere High School
  • Tagen Mathew – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School
  • Isaac Peyton – Play On!, Cashmere High School
  • Emma Skylstad – Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST

  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School
  • Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School
  • Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School

OUTSTANDING OVERALL PLAY

  • Dystopia! 3 Comedic One-Acts, Cascade High School
  • Play On, Cashmere High School

OUTSTANDING OVERALL MUSICAL

  • How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Wenatchee High School
  • Legally Blonde The Musical, Cashmere High School
  • Les Misérables School Edition, Eastmont High School
  • Once Upon a Mattress, Cascade High School

 

Each participant was assessed by a group of volunteer evaluators known as “The Apple Academy,” who have been selected to participate based on their experience and understanding of the performing arts. The evaluation criteria places value on creativity and achievement, taking into account unique resources and production challenges; spectacle or production value will not be emphasized.

This year’s Apple Awards is led by the Numerica PAC’s program manager, Alex Haley. “A theatre awards program is something a lot of people have wanted to do over the years, so we’re very excited to be able to finally get it off the ground,” says Haley. “It’s something we’ve never done before which has presented a unique challenge, but we’re eager to learn, adapt, and grow the Apple Awards for years to come.”

The mission of the Apple Awards is to recognize unique talents within our communities, promote the arts to a broader audience, increase the depth of appreciation to existing audiences, and encourage the continued development of exceptional performers.

The Numerica PAC has also partnered with Numerica Credit Union to develop the Numerica Theatre Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship for a high school senior who has been positively impacted by their involvement in theatre arts. The deadline for applications is May 15, and the recipient will be recognized at the Apple Awards. To apply, visit www.numericapac.org/numerica-theatre-scholarship/.

Tickets for the Apple Awards are $10 for adults and $7 for students at 509-663-ARTS, www.numericapac.org, or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

May Events at the Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center 2018-2019 Season wraps-up this May with two shows: DALLAS STRING QUARTET on May 17 at 7:30pm and KEITH MOON: THE REAL ME on May 24 at 7:30pm.

 

Dallas String Quartet

Performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar, Dallas String Quartet fuses classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. They have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, A & E, WFAA- ABC, and ESPN. In addition to performing Internationally, DSQ has performed “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, The College Football Playoff, NBA, and NFL Organizations. Comprised of composer and violinist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant, and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.

Tickets to Dallas String Quartet on May 17 at 7:30pm are $27-$31 with student and senior discounts and increased prices on showday. This show is sponsored by Colleen Frei & Arius Elvikis, Mike & Sheila Salmon, Woods Family Music & Arts Fund, Louise Simon & John Ryan, Gil & Kay Sparks, and media sponsor Newsradio 560 KPQ.

 

Keith Moon: The Real Me

A living legend during his lifetime, Keith Moon still stands as the pinnacle of rock-star extremism – both in life and music. This play explores the mind of The Who drummer as he attempts to save himself from the unbearable burden of living up (or down) to his self-created legend of ‘Moon the Loon’. He takes the audience on a journey through his early struggles, his joining The Who, and their rise as one of the world’s greatest rock bands. By the show’s end, the audience intimately knows the man behind the myth – his acute vulnerability and insecurity, and his struggle to escape the ever-looming rock and roll crash landing.

Tickets to Keith Moon: The Real Me on May 24 at 7:30pm are $22-$25 with student and senior discounts. This show is sponsored by Equilus Financial Group.

 

For tickets and a complete list of events at the Numerica PAC, call 509-663-ARTS, go to www.numericapac.org, or visit the Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center at the Stanley Civic Center is a non-profit organization and naming partner with Numerica Credit Union.

 
Become a Member
Twilight Theatre
Hot Aug Nights
Donation
Group Tickets